Glamping: The Perfect Way to Return to Nature after a Lengthy Lockdown
Why a glamping holiday might be all it takes to make your family feel right as rain again…
As we cast off the last effects of lockdown and move into a new era, one of the things many of us missed most did not turn out to be working 9-5 or hanging out in clubs: it was missing family and friends and being unable to enjoy the great outdoors with your loved ones by your side.
We have gone through change after change in the last year to rid ourselves of the horrible virus that has put so much strain on our lives. Now, as we go through a (hopefully) final metamorphosis and return to a world where we can visit our loved ones undisturbed, we reflect on the best ways to combine the lessons learned in lockdown with our love of family life.
Lockdown Brought About a New Appreciation for Nature
For many of us, the chance to work from home, or even the time off as workplaces closed, was time spent walking around their hometowns. The five mile limit on your local area meant that people everywhere were discovering their local areas like never before.
Together we found bike tracks, explored paths we’d always wondered about, we dipped our toes in local rivers and enjoyed any beach within reach.
This isn’t speculation, either. The Office of National Statistics reported that 36% of people surveyed in May 2020 were spending more time outside, with that figure rising to 46% in July. Visits to the RSPB website also rose 79% in May 2020.
What we want to know about, is how we are going to take this new-found love of nature forward with us as we return to that 9-5 world.
Easing the Transition with an Off-Grid Glamping Break
Tipped to be this year’s staycation destination holiday of choice, a glamping break includes all the finery and luxury of any chic hotel. The difference? That you are situated in the heart of the Great British countryside, perfectly placed to return to those river walks, pony rides, and RSPB sites that you discovered during your time off.
What better way to emerge from lockdown and step back into nature than with an idyllic countryside location where you can arrive and start enjoying your holiday. As of July 19th, you and your whole family can holiday together again, revisiting favourite locations or cherished childhood summer days.
How to Choose the Perfect Glamping Site for Your Family
Before you all rush off to book up to a glamping site near you, let’s discuss how to choose a glamping site that will create the perfect atmosphere for an ethereal holiday.
Glamping isn’t just about pre-built tents. It’s about on-site eateries that challenge the local restaurants, it’s about fairy lights in the forest, becoming one with nature, and doing no harm to the countryside. Of course, you find all these wonderful treats right here at Plush Tents, but we are biased!
Let’s look at other ways you can pick the best glamping site for a staycation destination your family will reminisce over, for years to come…
Glamping Accommodation – Yurts, Bell Tents, or Tipis?
Glamping accommodation is always exemplary. Bell tent glamping features a large, dome-shaped tent that can fit a full family. If you want something suitable for a young family or a couple, tipi glamping will astound the kids and is exactly as whimsical as you think it is.
Lastly, a yurt is big enough for a larger family, where grandma and grandpa have come along. You can even hire glamp sites out for wedding venues if they are big enough. Our yurt camping accommodations here at Plush Tents hold up to 60 guests.
Glamping Amenities – Games Rooms, outdoor fun, nearby towns?
Choose a glamping site by the amenities offered. Is it close to town? Does it have an indoor gaming area? Our woodland-focused glamping site near Chichester has a wood fired hot tub, a fire pit, hammocks, and even a social yurt where you can meet and get to know other families.
The proximity of local attractions, shops, and places to play are also big attractions. Since we are situated near the South Downs and the Goodwoods Estate, you will have plenty of opportunities for exploration and adventure on a family glamping holiday with Plush Tents.
One of the features we pride ourselves on is in creating as sustainable a glamping site as possible. We provide eco-living in the middle of the woods and on the edges of summer meadows. We love our little piece of England, and we want to keep it as unblemished as possible. Our guests should feel immersed in the outdoors, so we try our best to make that happen.
We use recycling points to keep waste to a minimum and are extremely conscious about toxic waste from things like plastic and cigarette butts. Our drinking water is clean and healthy straight from the tap, to keep plastic bottle use to a minimum.
Bring the Family Together and go Glamping this Summer
Since flights are still uncertain and the summer holidays are drawing nearer, booking your annual holiday has been a gamble, until now. If you choose to stay home and make the most of the stunning English countryside, you reduce the risk of cancellation and secure a stay for your loved ones.
A glamping holiday lets you and the family members you have been missing, come together under the stars. Enjoy a luxurious break, return to the nature that you so cherished before, and create memories with your family, the most important thing of all.